The age of the circular economy is coming, and the built environment has a substantive opportunity to contribute to its development in Australia.
Circular economy is undoubtably one of the solutions available to address the issues facing our industry in our journey to decarbonisation and waste reduction. However, there are many challenges, from understanding what it means to truly be circular, to setting targets in industry, to advocating for structural barriers to change.
We believe the time is right to deal with these challenges, which is why we are embarking on a program of works over the coming years to define the way forward and to then set a pathway for industry to create a healthy, resilient, positive, and circular built environment.
“An industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with restoration, shifts towards the use of renewable energy, eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, which impair reuse and return to the biosphere, and aims for the elimination of waste through the superior design of materials, products, systems, and business models.” – World Economic Forum
It replaces the end-of-life concept with restoration, shifts towards the use of renewable energy, eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, which impair, reuse and return to the biosphere, and aims for the elimination of waste through the superior design of materials, products, systems and business models.
A healthy, resilient, positive and circular built environment.
How do we aim to deliver a circular economy roadmap for the built environment?View our discussion paper
The action plan, the first of its kind for an Australian state or territory, outlines the many opportunities to drive circular economy principles:
We thank our partners for their leadership and support of our activities and are always looking for organizations seeking to demonstrate their leadership in this space.
For more information on becoming a Circular economy partner please contact us.